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Colour view of 'butterfly'-shaped crater at Hesperia Planum
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- Title Colour view of 'butterfly'-shaped crater at Hesperia Planum
- Released 22/12/2005 4:13 pm
- Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)
The HRSC on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft obtained this colour image on 5 May 2004 during orbit 368 with a ground resolution of approximately 16.7 metres per pixel. The scene shows the region of Hesperia Planum, at approximately 35.3° South and 118.7° East.
A large elliptical impact crater is visible, measuring approximately 24.4 km long, 11.2 km wide and reaching a maximum depth of approximately 650 metres below the surrounding plains.